Shari Puorto Band Tour April/May 2014
For immediate Release
Little Lightning Productions/Road Dawg Touring
The Shari Puorto Band
Los Angeles, CA, USA
April 16, 2014
Little Lightning Productions and Road Dawg Touring is proud to announce The Shari Puorto Band tour late April into early May 2014. The band is hitting the road and touring from Socorro New Mexico, Oklahoma, Kansas, and various cities throughout Colorado. See tour schedule below.
If you haven't seen this band, you might want to do yourself a favor... come out and see them. They are a unique band combining old school Blues and passion with their contemporary Blues/Rock flavor. With Shari's lead and vocal conviction, makes this project like no other.
Winner: Americana, Blues, Roots song of the year, for Shari's song, Free.
Los Angeles Music Awards, Oct 2011.
Winner: 'Best Female Vocalist' at the South Bay Music Awards in 2006
Regionally, Shari has been nominated for many awards over the years, from the Los Angeles Music Awards, to the Southbay Music Awards, to the Orange County Music Awards.
CD release, "Real": Landed in the top 50 on the Roots Music Reports/Blues Category, Oct 2013
Currently residing in the Los Angeles area, Shari Puorto is "a soulful singer with a sexy and raspy sound. Her live performances bring Janis Joplin to mind. Like Joplin, Puorto is a passionate performer with an energy that can rattle the foam in a pint of pilsner " Kevin, Pubclub.com.
You would think Shari's been doing this forever. She has the sensibility of an old soul reborn and is undeniably passionate. She is a powerful and dynamic live performer who quickly and quite naturally connects with her audience. (She's likely to steal your heart if you get too close!) Her intensity and warm nature shines through her singing and performances.
Shari Puorto Band is a Blues /Rock/Roots band with a whole lotta soul. They have been touring together for many years, sharing the stage with the likes of, Tab Benoit, Jimmy Vivino, Tommy Castro, Joe Bonamassa, Dickey Betts, Tower of Power, Johnny Winter, Dave Mason, Robben Ford, Robin Trower, Walter Trout, Coco Montoya, Larry Carlton, Ike Turner, among others.
Shari Puorto Band's audience appeal is wide, from 20-year-olds to 80-year-olds and all races and color. Once you see their show you will understand why people are captivated and come back for more. "We know how to bring an audience together and allow them to feel something deep within their souls they never thought existed." Shari says. You have to see them to understand.
4/23: Wed Capitol Bar, Socorro, New Mexico, 9p
4/24, 4/25, 4/26: Pala Casino, Lawton, OK
4/27: Sun: Kansas City, MO, Knuckleheads, 2p
4/29: Tuesday: Little Bear / Evergreen, CO, 7-10p
4/30: Wednesday - Rusty the Bucket, Littleton, CO, Blues Jam - featured band
5/1: Thursday: Takoda Tavern in Parker, CO, 8-10:30p
5/2: Friday: Cactus Jack's, Evergreen, CO, 9pm
5/3: Sat: CO Platte River Grill, Littleton, 2pm
5/3: Sat: Boulder Outlook, Boulder, CO, 8-10:30p
5/4: Sun: Jake's Roadhouse, Arvada, 2pm
Members: Shari Puorto (vocals), Johnny Hawthorn (guitars/vocals), Frank Scarpelli (Bass), Jon Greathouse (Keys/vox), Craig Macintyre (drums), when available, Jimmy Vivino (guitar/vox).
Shari and her band have performed up and down the coast of California, across the U.S., and abroad (from large festivals to Blues Clubs to local hangouts). Past appearances range from, headlining at the Phuket Blues Rock Festival, Fiji Int'l Jazz/Blues Festival, Gator by the Bay in San Diego, Animas Blues Festival in New Mexico, NAMM show Anaheim, Irvine Lake Blues Festival, OC Fair (So Cal.), Lexus Jazz/Blues Festival, Antelope Valley Fairgrounds, Las Vegas Bike Fest, Long Beach Bayou Festival, King Biscuit Blues Fest (Helena Arkansas), Biscuit & Blues / San Francisco, Cafe Boogaloo/Hermosa Bch, Harvelle's/Santa Monica, Powerhouse Pub / Folsom, CA, to name a few.
"Many of us anxiously wait to hear a voice that resonates throughout our entire body. When listening to Shari Puorto sing, you can actually feel her voice. Yeah, she's that good. When Shari delivers a hard driving blues tune or a soft intimate ballet, you feel her passion ad message that the songs were meant to share." Neil Caplin - iJamar Magazine
Videos: MONTAGE VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDC5ZqajuCA
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